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My childhood friend, Jayson Lamb, posed as me–Toht–in this photo for Vanity Fair in 2004.

 

My book tells the story of my life as a hidden Jew growing up in Mississippi. Now, in the Fall issue of The Oxford American magazine, you can read about another artifact of my childhood: I was a child movie star! I jest (a little), but I was in Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, which some people consider the best fan film of all time. In my story, “The Adaptation,” I use the publication of a book about our movie,  to tell a story of small-town fame and failed Hollywood dreams.

Many thanks to Roger D. Hodge for the edit and publishing it. Everyone should subscribe to the Oxford American, by the way, and not just to read my story, but because the magazine is fantastic. I’ll link to it when it’s online.